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Jewell Loyd named WNBA Western Conference Player of the Week

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On the heels of a spectacular game-winning buzzer-beater over the weekend, Seattle Storm guard Jewell Loyd was named Western Conference Player of the Week, the WNBA announced Monday. 

In three games this week, Loyd averaged 22.7 points, 4.7 assists and 3.3 rebounds per game as the Storm went 2-1 in three games.

Loyd poured in season-highs of 25 points in each game against Dallas this week.

And let's take another look at that buzzer beater! 

She added a season-best seven assists and connected on 8-of-11 from the field (72.7%) including 4-of-6 from three-point range in that game. Her field goal percentage was the best by a guard with at least 11 attempts in a game this season and fifth-best overall. Loyd also had 18 points and five assists in the Storm’s win over Indiana to open the week.

Loyd, who is just 87 points from becoming the third player to score 3,000 career points with the Storm, is the only WNBA player to rank in the Top 10 in points (20.7 - 6th), assists (4.8 - 9th), and steals (1.6 - 9th). All three of those are career-best averages. In addition, she is also shooting a career-best 46.7% from the field and 42.9% from three-point range.

 

The honor is the first career weekly honor for Loyd and the second for the Storm this season after Breanna Stewart earned Player of the Week honors in the first week of the season.

The Storm travel to Atlanta to take on the Dream on Wednesday.